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University of Bolton
Bolton Institute of Higher Education was formed in 1982 by the merger of Bolton Institute of Technology and Bolton College of Education (Technical) .
In April 2004, the Institute was awarded university status with immediate effect. The insitution then set about searching for a new name to match its university status. A long consultation period considered many titles, including 'Bolton University', 'Bolton Institute University', 'West Pennines University', 'North Manchester University' and 'Bolton Leverhulme University', before announcing the 'University of Bolton' as the new title on September 2 2004. The title was approved by the Privy Council on January 27 2005 and officially adopted.
Students and faculty
The University has almost 8,000 students. The vast majority (72%) are from the local area.
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